"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Ground Zero Mosque Given Go-ahead

I'm lost for words.  I find it incredible.
Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer said he understood the sensitivities of the families.  'I don't think anybody wants to do anything to disrespect those families. They made the ultimate sacrifice.  At the same time, we have to balance diversity and look for opportunities to bring different groups together.'
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the cleric leading the project, told the New York Times last year. 'We want to push back against the extremists.'
In the UK we've heard that kind of talk before.  Before Obama, America had a fighting chance but now...  hello gun laws, hello insanity, bye bye America.  I really wanted you to hang on and be beacon of hope to the rest of us.

PS I forgot to say that the planned opening date for the mosque/cultural centre is 9/11 - though I've forgotten which year.

A mosque at ground-zero
More on the mosque at ground-zero

You might also like these two videos from Vlad Tepes: A mosque in Munich outlining how Islam & the Muslim Brotherhood has been used politically in the West since WW2.

2 comments:

  1. It's not all bad news.

    Our local Mosque was in a three story Victorian townhouse; they recently redeveloped it but clearly they had to keep the total height to no higher than the neighbouring buildings. Result is quite a tall minnaret but rather a small Mosque.

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  2. It depends whether you're a New Yorker or not, Banned. Quite a few of them think it's bad news.

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